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ARC Identifier 2569497 / Local Identifier 111-TV-227
Big Picture: Operation Blue Jay
DVD copied by Ann Galloway. Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984). This is the first detailed release of a previously highly classified military project. This BIG PICTURE release tells the story of the Corps of Engineers and how they were faced with an almost impossible task of building a huge airbase in the frozen Arctic. "Operation Blue Jay" is one of the outstanding programs in the fifth series of THE BIG PICTURE. Signal Corps cameramen have captured on film one of the most spectacular engineering feats in recorded history. "Operation Blue Jay" is the story of the building of one of our northernmost outposts - the huge air base at Thule, Greenland.